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Beth A. Nelson

Beth Nelson is a principal with more than 30 years of experience in recruitment, human resources, healthcare consulting, program development and general management. Based in the firm’s Oak Brook office, she has participated in national senior level searches for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, CNOs and other executive leaders.

While Beth has worked with healthcare boards and senior leadership teams within a variety of healthcare organizations, her passion is in rural healthcare and community hospitals where she has successfully identified leaders who can position these organizations for significant future challenges on the horizon. In addition, she leads search assignments for executives in post-acute care, multi-site senior living organizations, and community-based care. Beth engages her clients through the search process with the ultimate goal of identifying qualified candidates who fit the organization’s mission, vision, culture and values.

Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Beth served as a consultant with a Chicago-based healthcare search firm, as well as an executive search and business consulting firm specializing in a variety of industries, also in Chicago. Beth began her healthcare career in human resources, focusing on recruitment, staff development and management training at several community hospitals. As recruitment manager, she was recognized for her innovative and proactive approach, adding value to the organization by building strategic alliances and establishing partnerships that focused on furthering the hospital mission.

Beth is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum. She is a past member of the National Association for Health Care Recruitment and is a past board member of the Chicago Area Healthcare Recruiters.

B.A., Psychology, Aurora College, Aurora, IL



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Beth A. Nelson
2015 Spring Road
Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-575-6101
Fax: 630-990-1382
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